Tova scrambles to pull off her first Passover Seder without a hitch, but her brother Sol and his brisket are nowhere to be found.
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Jewish Girls Are Easy is a short film. It’s a comedy! It’s an adventure film! It’s a love story with hardly any love! It’s about denial! Acceptance! It’s religious! Sacrilegious! Spiritual! Transcendent!
Our film starts with Tova, our feisty and cutting protagonist, who is looking forward to hosting the first night of Passover with her brother, Sol. But Sol has disappeared with the main course, the brisket and Tova has woken up from a one-night stand with a hickey on her breast that looks like the Virgin Mary, and Colin, the one-night stand, thinks he’s witnessed a miracle and will not leave her side. To make things worse, angry drug dealers have thrown a brick through Tova’s window, threatening her for a late payment. With four hours until sundown, will Tova be able to find Sol, shake Colin, avoid the drug dealers and get Passover off without a hitch?
Jewish Girls is inspired by Daisies (Czech film by Věra Chytilová), bagels and lox on Sunday mornings in New Jersey, Isaac Bashevitz Singer, New York in the 80’s, stories from the old country - be it Belarus or Williamsburg, and my very opinionated and very stylish grandmother, Ruth Bernstein.
I’m making Jewish Girls Are Easy as part of my graduation requirements for a MFA at Columbia University. I’ll be shooting the film March 13-18, 2012, and will submit it to festivals in early Fall of 2012.
Check out the Look Book for images that are inspiring all aspects of the film’s production:
WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL GO
The film is entirely dependent on Kickstarter to raise money. And as you know we need to raise ALL of the $8,000 or we won’t get anything. Any donation at all will help get this film made. This means your money (even $9) will go directly to making the film a reality: production design to create the lively and unique sets needed to bring the vision for this film to life, equipment rental, make up artists who will be creating the Virgin Mary /Hickey combo, beautiful costumes, our sound recordist who will be fighting the elements recording outside, animal handlers, transportation, and meals prepared by volunteers to feed our volunteer crew.
WHO WE ARE
Charlotte Glynn(Co-Writer/Director) www.jacktarfilms.com
Mark SW(Co-Writer) International Man of Mystery
Linnéa J. Hussein(Producer) was born and raised in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany. Upon finishing high school she moved to England, where she received her BA (honours) in film and American studies from the University of East Anglia in 2009. In 2011 she received her MA in film studies from Columbia University. As a research assistant she contributed to Columbia’s Women Film Pioneers project and most recently worked as a teaching assistant at the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab.
Hannah Janal(Producer) was born and raised in New York's Greenwich Village. She has worked for film and media companies like Conde Nast and Edge Films, as well as for leading Israeli filmmakers Eytan Fox and Hagai Levi. She also worked with the chart-topping Israeli pop singer, Ivri Lider on his debut English language album, "The Steady Rhythm of Body Movements." Hannah is currently an MFA Film Student and Women In Film and Casting Fellow at Columbia University, where she's focusing on Creative Producing and Screenwriting.
Max Lakner(Director of Photography) www.babymanque.com
Stacey Berman(Costume Designer) is a freelance costume designer and stylist. www.staceybermandesign.com
Rayna Savrosa(Production Designer) is a Brooklyn-based artist and freelance Art Director. After receiving her BFA in photography in 2007 from Parsons the New School for Design, she crawled back to get an M.F.A. in Fine Arts in 2010. Her photographic works are based on excess, overindulgence, and escapism and her newer video works consist of appropriated film footage of women in the media. She views Art Direction and Production Design as an extension of her artistic practice, and has more fun making movies than she does doing anything else.
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Jan 14, 2012 - Feb 13, 2012 (30 days)
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You’re a mensch, and for your contribution you’ll receive a Thank You credit and online access to the filmEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Double Life for you! For your contribution, we’ll send you your very own Virgin Mary temporary tattoo, plus everything listed aboveEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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For your generous spirit you’ll get everything listed above, plus a custom made Jewish Girls Are Easy yarmulke, to wear everyday, or just on those special occasions.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You’re making our life here. For that, you’ll receive everything listed above, plus a custom made afikomen cover to dazzle people this Passover season.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Your generosity is nearing epic proportions and so we will give you everything listed above, plus a custom designed Elijah’s’ cup and your very own bottle of Manischewitz.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Jeez, you really know how to support a short film! For this, the Director will come to your house for Passover and do the dishes, plus you’ll receive everything mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You are single handedly making this film happen, and so to show our thanks, the Director will come to your house and cook you and your family (10 people) a vegetarian Seder. Passover has never tasted so good! Plus: your get everything listed above.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012